Conroe Theft Crime Lawyer
Decades of Experience Serving Montgomery County
A person commits theft if they unlawfully appropriate property with the intent to deprive the owner of that property. When a person commits theft, they could be charged with misdemeanor or felony theft. The type of charge will depend upon the value (dollar amount) of the property that was stolen and if a weapon was used during the commission of the crime.
If you were charged with theft, make sure you have help from an experienced Conroe theft crime lawyer by calling Douglas W. Atkinson, Attorney at Law. His team has built a reputation for results-driven advocacy that gets favorable outcomes. You don't have to fight the charges alone.
Types of Theft
The following is a list of commonly committed theft crimes in Texas:
- Theft by check
- Theft of firearm
- Identity theft
- Credit card theft
- Motor vehicle theft
Misdemeanor vs Felony Theft Crimes
Misdemeanor theft occurs when a person illegally takes another person's property without the person's consent and the value of the property is less than $1,500.00. The most commonly committed misdemeanor theft crime is shoplifting. Felony theft is when a person illegally takes another person's property without the person's consent and the value of the property is more than $1,500.00.
Penalties for Theft Crimes
Any person who is convicted of a theft crime may be sentenced with jail or prison time, fines, probation, community service, and restitution. Additionally, the person's theft crime conviction will show up on their criminal record, which is accessible to the public.
When a person has a theft crime conviction on their criminal record, it can be very difficult to obtain employment, housing, and education opportunities.
Effects of a Theft Conviction
A conviction for theft can have a significant impact on your life. It will be on your criminal record as a theft arrest and conviction and may cause you to lose professional, educational, and even housing opportunities. If you currently have a professional license, that license may also be in jeopardy if the licensing agency becomes aware of the theft.
Furthermore, a theft conviction is considered a crime of moral turpitude. That means that if you are convicted of theft you cannot sit as a juror, a fundamental right of American citizens.
Fight Your Case Today
If you need legal assistance for a criminal arrest or accusation in Walker County or Montgomery County, you have come to the right place. Conroe theft defense attorney Doug Atkinson has provided clients with years of effective legal experience and representation all throughout the area.
Despite the theft charges you are facing, the firm is ready to take a stance for you and advocate your future. Call today to schedule an appointment with a seasoned theft defense lawyer.
Call (936) 681-0031 now to get started.
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